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5 Ways To Get Energized And Motivated At Work

You may have read the stats. Workplace productivity is up and employment is down. That can only mean that fewer people are in the workplace however now they need to work harder and longer. There’s no big surprise, as so many people are constantly worn out and sucking down coffee and caffeinated drinks.

Since there are still only 24 hours in a day you not only have to be more productive, but also maintain high energy and stay happy. Else you'll drag yourself down, wind up a wretched, surly, scrooge, and take a lot of folks with you in transit.

The demands of work are keeping people so busy nowadays, sometimes they forget the simple things that make them feel energized. Below given are some tiny lifestyle changes that can keep you energized and stress-free throughout the day!

Start your day with lemon water
Before you eat breakfast or have your first cup of coffee, start with a 16-ounce mug of warm lemon water. This will help flush out any toxins that have abandoned you feeling languid, and beginning your morning with fluid will help you hydrate again. After all, you've just gone six to eight hours without drinking anything. In addition to the hydrating effects of water, lemon provides a natural fuel and energy burst.

Sit up straight at your desk
Boost your energy at work by ensuring you maintain good posture while sitting in your desk chair. Sitting hunched over packs internal organs, including your lungs. When you can't take in a deep breath, your body can't pump oxygen and blood to your brain and every other part of your body. A hunched over body subsidizes to 'foggy brain,' which impacts your energy level.

Practice mindful breathing
Take 30 seconds to connect to your breath. When your head is down and you're working hysterically, the breath gets shallow, which creates anxiety and panic in the mind and body and depletes your energy. Breathe in for four counts and out for five. Imagine yourself on a tropical island sipping a margarita for extra focus.

Get up and move regularly
At the point when your muscles aren't moving, the mitochondria in your muscle cells aren't producing energy. Mitochondria are often called the powerhouses of the cells. Your muscle cells comprises 95 percent of mitochondria in your body. Some easy ways to incorporate movement into your workday are taking a walk during your lunch break and stretching regularly throughout the day. Getting up from your desk every hour and stretching for one to five minutes will leave you feeling more joyful and with fewer body aches and stiffness.

Take a power nap
If you want to know how to stay awake at work, the answer may appear to be illogical: Use a break to rapidly catch a few Z's.

Power naps allow our bodies and minds to reset and restore, and energize you. 5 to 20-minute naps demonstrate the best outcomes. According to the National Sleep Foundation, short naps provide "improved alertness and performance without leaving you feeling sleepy or meddling with nighttime sleep." And while napping at work used to be frowned upon, some of the top companies now provide dedicated employee napping areas, including Ben & Jerry's, Zappos, Nike and Google.

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A finance technology background person who has an experience of more than 10 years, right now leading the team. An expert in the field of finance and business. A helping person with leadership quality, assisting his team in getting the work done and target achieved. In his spare time, he likes to keep himself involved in the events going around related to his field